More than 200 TN Promise mentors still needed in Williamson County

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TN Promise Mentors

With a record number of Tennessee students applying for TN Promise, tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers TN Promise locally, needs 2,600 additional volunteer mentors to ensure each student has a local support system.

This year, more than 63,000 students applied for TN Promise. Each applicant is paired with a volunteer mentor that spends one hour per month helping ease the transition from high school to college. Mentors remind students of important deadlines, serve as a trusted college resource and encourage students to reach their potential.

Williamson County still needs 204 more mentors to meet our goal of 425. Meeting this goal ensures all local TN Promise students have a support system. To get started, complete an application by Dec. 6 at tnAchieves.org/mentors/apply.

“Many TN Promise students are intimidated by the college‐going process,” tnAchieves Executive Director Krissy DeAlejandro said. “Mentors provide the nudges and encouragement our students often need to be successful. If you have one spare hour per month, please consider serving as a mentor. It is a small commitment that can have a big impact on a student’s life.”

tnAchieves trains all mentors, provides them with a handbook and sends weekly updates to ensure that the mentor is armed with the tools necessary to work with their students.

tnAchieves is a privately funded scholarship and mentoring program that seeks to provide an opportunity for every Tennessee student to earn a post‐secondary degree.

For questions about the tnAchieves mentoring program, email Graham Thomas at graham@tnachieves.org.

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